TurnitinUK for Tutors – GradeMark for PC

Turnitin has an online marking feature known as GradeMark.  The PC interface to GradeMark allows you to mark online using your PC and a web browser.  In order to use GradeMark on your PC, you will need to have a working internet connection for the duration of the period you intend to use GradeMark.  GradeMark can be used to mark submissions online using QuickMarks, text comments, voice comments, and rubrics.

Note that Turnitin only currently supports a single marking sheet, so if more than one marker is due to mark a submission, both markers will ‘share’ a single marking sheet (and should therefore ensure good communication between markers when editing or removing existing comments and marks).  Multiple markers should avoid marking the same submission at the same time.

tii_7Accessing GradeMark – This guide explains how to access GradeMark using a Mac or PC, and explains the elements which make up the GradeMark interface. GradeMark can be used to mark a Turnitin submission online in order to provide detailed feedback to students.

tii_8Adding General Comments – This guide explains how to add general comments and feedback to a Turnitin submission using GradeMark.  General comments can contain up to 5000 characters, and should be used for providing overall feedback to the student about their submission.

tii_9Adding a score to a paper – This guide explains how to add a score to a Turnitin submission.  Note that once you have entered a score for any submission made to an assignment you should NOT change the post date for that assignment, as doing so may result in marks being removed.

tii_10Adding voice comments to a paper – This guide will explain how to add voice comments to a Turnitin submission using GradeMark. You can add one voice comment of up to 3 minutes in duration per submission.

tii_14Adding text comments (without highlighting) – This guide will explain how to add text comments to Turnitin submissions using the GradeMark tool. Text comments are used to provide one-off specific feedback.

tii_16Adding QuickMarks (without highlighting) – This guide will explain how to add QuickMarks to Turnitin submissions using the GradeMark tool. QuickMarks are pre-set comments which are designed for repeated use.

tii_15Highlighting text to add text comments and QuickMarks – This guide will explain how to highlight specific text in GradeMark in order to add directed text comments and QuickMarks which apply directly to the highlighted text.

tii_17Adding inline comments – This guide will explain how to add Inline comments to a Turnitin submission using GradeMark. Inline comments are similar to the comments you might make in the margins of paper submissions.

tii_18Changing to a different QuickMark set –  This guide will explain how to switch to a different QuickMark set. QuickMarks are commonly used comments which you may wish to use across a number of different submissions.

tii_2aAdding a feedback file – It is not currently possible to upload a file direct to GradeMark to complement your online comments.  However, this guide provides advice on how to achieve this through uploading a file to the Turnitin section in the Blackboard Grade Centre.